Well at my BILs we got down to the quilts he was going to throw away. We discovered three of the quilts had a top tied on top of another quilt. Apparently done in the 30s to use them a little longer. The "new tops" were in shreds showing a pieced quilt underneath but you couldn't really see it. My Dh and I talked it over and decided to see what the original quilt was underneath the shredded tied top since they had been thrown away. One is defiantly gone. The most I could save would be a few VERY faded blocks. On another, the top and bottom border can be folded over on itself to save the main body which is in fairly good condition - not usable or washable but can be displayed if aired out. I have decided to try and save it. On the other. Do I cut it to save what I can or give up and let it go?